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Amy Kaufman: Recent Work 2024

Mar 16 — May 18, 2024

Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Amy Kaufman: Recent Work,” featuring abstract paintings and works on paper that explore the intersection of chance patterns from daily life, the structured elegance of geometric abstraction, and the chaotic beauty found in nature.


Highlighting Kaufman’s latest pieces, the exhibition invites viewers to immerse themselves in her constructed worlds where chaos meets order, where asymmetry mingles with precision, and where her hand breathes life into every mark and line. From bold compositions of meandering lines and off kilter shapes, to delicate renderings of natural patterns and accumulated forms, each piece celebrates the variation and complexity of the perceptual world, seen through the lens of abstraction.


Throughout the exhibition, Kaufman’s work exemplifies these formal explorations, drawing inspiration from such traditions as illuminated manuscripts, mosaic tile work, and miniature paintings where detailed patterns and intricate forms take on new meaning and significance in the absence of literal, figurative or representational references.


Kaufman also finds source material within the fabric of everyday experiences where treasures of pattern and form lie unseen to many. These serendipities, whether found in brambles of branches, cracks in tiles, patches of street repair, or tire treads become transformed and extraordinary in her hands.


Kaufman’s art is a testament to the limitless possibilities and transformative power of abstraction. Through her work she shares a painterly record of the path of discovery, where each piece presents a visually compelling dialogue in which the boundaries of meaning and reference are fluid.


Amy Kaufman currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has exhibited her work extensively since receiving her fine arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1990. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; The Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA; and The United States Embassies in Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuwait.


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